Horticulture is the art, technology, business and science of plants. It is the food we eat, the landscapes we live and play in, the environments we thrive in. It is the business of managing and using what we grow, while maintaining the health of our soil, air, and water, and the well-being of our children, our communities, and our world. In short – it’s all about plants! Check out career paths here!
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“Patients spend less time in recovery and go home faster when there are plants in the room,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M. The infographic series was developed by NICH from a scientific literature review evidence base developed by Dr. Hall and his students.
The #PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Heal infographic shows that plants in rooms help people heal faster. That is true whether or not there are plants present in the room, viewed through the window, or on the wall in a picture. Other positive effects of plants to help us heal include:
Reducing stress and lowering blood pressure;
Helping new breast cancer patients better tolerate their diagnosis and treatment; and
Reducing the number of pain relievers taken after surgery.
“For centuries we have known that Nature is a great healer. Now we have the science to back it up,” says Debbie Hamrick, NICH Economic Committee chair. “These free infographics are great tools to raise awareness of the power of plants for our health and wellness.”
Hospitals, doctors, businesses, growers, retailers, teachers, extension agents and interiorscape professionals should use the infographics as promotional and educational materials and upload them to social media.
#PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Heal is part of a series of four brightly colored infographics, designed by Jennifer Gray, AmericanHort, and Horticultural Research Institute. They are free and can be downloaded from NICH’s websiteconsumerhort.org/plantsdothat.
NICH is a consortium of industry leaders who are promoting the benefits and value of horticulture. NICH brings together academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to cultivate the growth and development of a healthy world through landscapes, gardens, and plants – indoors and out, and to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.
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Must add how pleased we were with Scott and his crew. Scott was very professional and took time to answer all my questions. He was excellent in delegating to each crew member on what to do.
- Maureen D. |
I loved the crew you sent. The crew was great and I enjoyed working with him. This was a very positive experience.
- Jeff W. |
Russ and his crew always provide the best service in the industry. If you you shop anywhere other than Bedner’s your are wasting your time!!!
- Chris D. |
Great workmanship. Professional, knowledgeable. Scott did a tremendous job on the install.
Mr. and Mrs. Snodgrass
Reliable workers, beautiful design, very hard work!
- Mrs. Reyes
We would like to thank Russ, Scott, Joan and Jontel for the wonderful job that all of you did in pruning our trees and mulching the front yard last week. The quality of the work exceeded our expectations.
We are so pleased with our outdoor space and have driven up and down past our home on several occasions to admire your work! Thank you again!
- Joan Sweda and Margaret Sweda
I have recommended Bedner’s multiple times, and have said that the work is spot on, the pricing is fair, and I loved that I could feel comfortable to make changes or ask questions without being treated like a burden. We will continue to come back for our outdoor needs!
- Kelly G. |
Russ and his crew did outstanding, detail oriented work. From the planning stages where plants and trees were chosen and located to the hard working crew installing everything, the level of detail and care were always evident. I would highly recommend Bedner's for any homeowner looking to maximize the beauty of their yard as well as increase the value of their property. First class team from top to bottom.